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Irrational IntensityPlay
The fear described by 'phobia' isn't just nervousness; it's an overwhelming and unreasonable fear. SlideEven the thought of getting on a plane triggers his flying phobia.
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Common PhobiasPlay
'Phobia' often attaches to common fears like heights (acrophobia) and crowded spaces (agoraphobia). SlideHer claustrophobia makes elevator rides a terrifying experience.
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Hyperbole CautionPlay
Avoid using 'phobia' for mild fears; it diminishes the experiences of those with serious phobias. SlideI dislike spiders, but I wouldn't say I have arachnophobia.